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Rebecca Zaiter
Rebecca  Zaiter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
York

Event:
Mid-Distance


05/20/2015

Three UIC Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Award

Women's cross country, women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field honored

05/14/2015

UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

44 student-athletes received a bachelor's degree in the spring and summer sessions

05/03/2015

Rebecca Zaiter Wins 1500m Title at Horizon League Championships

Zaiter also placed second in the 800m run (2:14.01)

05/03/2015

Rebecca Zaiter Wins 1500m Title at Horizon League Championships

Zaiter also placed second in the 800m run (2:14.01)

04/30/2015

Track & Field Gears Up for Horizon League Championships

Competition begins Friday in Rochester, Michigan

Career-Best XC Times
4,000 meters: 16:06.4 (8/30/14)
5,000 meters: 18:35.44 (9/26/14)
6,000 meters: 22:41.4 (10/19/13)

Career-Best Outdoor Times
800m: 2:11.90 (5/3/13)
1500m: 4:27.38 (5/3/13) *program record

Career-Best Indoor Times
800m: 2:11.71 (2/7/14)
1000m: 3:02.37 (1/27/12)
Mile: 5:01.81 (3/1/14)
3000m: 10:35.85 (1/11/13)

Zaiter Records

2015 Outdoor: Won the 1500m at the Horizon League Championship (4:41.87) ... Horizon League Women's Runner of the Week (April 27) ... Placed second in the 800m at the Horizon League Championship (2:14.01) ... Won the 1500m at the Benedictine Twilight (4:35.98) and Chicagoland Championships (4:48.09) ... Member of the winning 4x400 team at the Chicagoland Championships (4:14.76)

2015 Indoor: Member of the DMR squad that placed fourth at the Horizon League Championship (12:16.76) ... Won the mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invite (5:07.12) ... Won the 800m run at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2:16.62) ... Runner up in the 800m at the Chicagoland Championships (2:17.79) ... Member of the runner up DMR team at the Chicagoland Championships (12:07.36).

2014 XC: Placed fourth at the UIC Home Opener (8/30) with a time of 16:06.4... Earned 48th overall at the Illinois State Invite (9/12), crossing the finish line at the 19:01 mark... Took home sixth place at the College of DuPage Invite (9/26) with a time of 18:35.44... Completed the 6K race at the Bradley Classic (10/17) at the 23:23.3 mark... Placed 58th out of 96 runners at the Horizon League Championships (11/1) with a time of 24:12.

2014 Outdoor: Earned first place in the 1,500m run at the Twilight Invitational with a time of 4:36.84... Placed second at the Twilight Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:11.97... Took home second place at the Horizon League Championships in the 1,500m run with a mark of 4:33.83... Earned third place in the 800m run at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 2:17.53... Placed fifth in the 800m run at the Chicagoland Championships with a time of 2:25.92... Was named Illinois National Guard Student-Athletes of the Week on March 3.

2014 Indoor: Took home the top honor in the 800m dash at the Horizon League Championship with a mark of 2:12.31... Earned fourth overall at the Horizon League Championships in the one-mile run with a time of 5:01.81... Placed first in the 800m run at the Lewis Invitational with a mark of 2:15.57... Earned first place in the one-mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational with a time of 5:03.23... Took home fourth place at the Chicagoland Championships in the one-mile run with a time of 5:07.86... Placed first in the 800m run at the Chicagoland Championships with a mark of 2:12.31.

2013 XC: Took home sixth-place at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 18:47.56...Earned 34th-place at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 18:52.39...Set a career best at the UW-Parkside Lucian Invite clocking in at 18:48.1...Finished the College of DuPage Invitational in 21:00.0, on Sept. 27...Ran the ISU Pre-National trail clocking in at 22:41.43...Was named a member on the Horizon All-League first team.

2013 Outdoor: Placed second in the 800m run at the Horizon League Championship with a mark of 2:11.90...Placed second in the 1500m run at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 4:27.38... Placed first at the Raleigh Relays in the 1500m run with a mark of 4:33.23...Earned first place at the Chicagoland Championships in the 800m run with a mark 2:19.20.

2013 Indoor: Placed first overall at the Indiana University Relays for the 800m run with a mark of 2:12.99...Placed first in the one-mile run at the EIU Friday Night Special with a time of 5:03.06...Placed second at the Lewis Open in the 3000m run with a time of 10:35.85.

2012 XC: Improved her 5K time by 59 seconds from her first to her second meet, clocking a 19:06 at the Loyola Lakefront Invite on Sept. 29 ... placed 26th at the Parkside Invite with a 5K time of 18:52.70 on Oct. 6 ... placed 10th at the Horizon League Championships with a career-best 5K time of 18:41, garnering a spot on the All-Conference Second Team ... represented UIC at the NCAA Midwest Regionals with a 6K time of 24:37.21.

2012 Outdoor: Placed sixth at the Chicagoland Championships in the 800 with a time of 2:18.78 ... took second in the 1,500 at the Eagle Invite with a time of 4:43.28 ... took second in the 800 at the DePaul Invite with a result of 2:20.02 ... won the 800 at the Marquette Invite with a time of 2:17.49 ... set a personal-best time of 4:42.08 in the 1,500 at the Horizon League Championships and placed seventh ... qualified for finals in the 800 at the HL meet with a prelim time of 2:13.56 ... clocked a career-best 800 time of 2:11.94 at the NCC Dr. Keeler Meet on May 10.

2012 Indoor: Claimed victory in her first collegiate race at the Dick Pond open in the 800 with a time of 2:21.16 ... won the 1,000 at the Carthage Invite with a result of 3:02.37 ... clocked an indoor-best time in the 800 of 2:15.62 at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite ... placed eighth in the 800 at the Horizon League Championships and a member to the second place DMR squad and third place 4x400 relay team.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track and three-time letterwinner in basketball at Elmhurst (Ill.) ... two-time Conference Champion in cross country ... named MVP in track in her sophomore year ... four-time all-conference and three-time all-state honoree in track ... biggest athletic thrill to date is leading of the 4x800m relay at State her junior year and placing 2nd ... born October 29, 1992 in Elmhurst, Ill. ... daughter of Rocky and Mary Zaiter ... has to siblings, Amy and Adam ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.

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